A positive sign?

Will California’s 200 pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics be forced by the state to advertise taxpayer-funded abortions on their own dime? The answer will have to wait until at least Sept. 25, after the U.S. Supreme Court held off on taking a statewide challenge in Thursday’s round of … [Read More...]

“I just couldn’t go through with it”

Dear Pro-life friends, Because certain people are trying to block the efforts of sidewalk counselors to save mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion, we are keeping the dates, times, and locations of where we are counseling confidential. The notes below may come from one or more locations … [Read More...]

About more than a cake

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal from a Colorado baker with religious objections to same-sex marriage who had lost a discrimination case for refusing to create a cake to celebrate such a union. The case will be a major test of a clash between laws that ban businesses open to the … [Read More...]

Supreme Court rules in favor of religious liberty

The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a clear win for religious liberty, ruling in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church against the state of Missouri.   The 7-2 decision is a victory against state-sponsored discrimination. Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the majority, said, “The exclusion of … [Read More...]

Problems at Oakland Diocesan Cathedral Center remain unresolved

This communication is an update regarding the investigation of the design and constructions issues of the Diocesan Cathedral Center. As reported last fall, the Catholic Cathedral Corporation of the East Bay board of directors approved a plan recommended by our expert consultants for additional … [Read More...]

To understand Pope Francis, you have to understand the Jesuits

Discernment is one of the words Pope Francis repeats most, especially when speaking to priests and seminarians. He often expresses his desire for greater formation in discernment – a concept that may seem obscure without an understanding its importance to the Pope's Jesuit formation. “When a … [Read More...]

St. Felicitas statue shot in San Leandro

The following comes from a June 26 article in the Catholic Voice of the Oakland diocese. A San Leandro resident is facing felony charges in the June 10 shooting of a statue of St. Felicitas on the grounds of the San Leandro parish. No students or parishioners were present at the time of the … [Read More...]

Judge: Facebook posts by Orrick’s wife not important

The following comes from a June 22 story in Courthouse News. A federal judge indicated Thursday he will likely nix an anti-abortion activist’s push to disqualify a judge who was weighing contempt charges against him for violating a court order. “Your facts don’t fit into any of the cases I’ve … [Read More...]

I can’t handle more than one child right now

Dear Pro-life friends, Because certain people are trying to block the efforts of sidewalk counselors to save mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion, we are keeping the dates, times, and locations of where we are counseling confidential. The notes below may come from one or more locations … [Read More...]

Pro-life talk at Google headquarters was a hit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzzfSq2DEc4 A pro-life activist walks into Google’s headquarters and delivers a speech so compelling that within 24 hours, the online video of it surpassed a similar speech given by the head of Planned Parenthood. It may sound like the start to a far-fetched joke, … [Read More...]

Archbishop John Quinn dead at 88

Retired San Francisco Archbishop John R. Quinn, who led the archdiocese from 1977-95 and was internationally known for his leadership on social justice and his scholarly writing on the theme of diversity in a unified global church, died June 22 at age 88, the archdiocese announced. After a long … [Read More...]

Marymount California University abruptly abandons Lakeside campus

Nearly five years after Marymount California University celebrated the signing of a lease to use the Lucerne Castle as its Northern California campus, university officials abruptly ordered an exit from the facility without giving prior notice to students, staff, partner organizations or the county … [Read More...]

“Most courageous” parish priest plans to leave San Diego and become hermit monk

A veteran clergyman described by an admirer as “the most courageous priest in our San Diego Diocese” warned at his pre-retirement party that although the priority of Christianity is saving souls, he was hearing more from prelates concerned about earthly matters than religious ones. Fr. Richard … [Read More...]

Judge tosses most charges against journalists who exposed sale of baby parts

The San Francisco Superior Court dropped 14 of the 15 criminal charges on Wednesday against David Daleiden, Sandra Merritt and the Center for Medical Progress as "legally insufficient."   Daleiden and Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress recorded investigative videos of Planned Parenthood … [Read More...]